Update Your Nest

September 19, 2014

Just as your wardrobe calls for a fall update, so does your home. A new French Velvet scented candle can make a world of difference, and don’t forget about the kitchen. It needs a little chic in its life too! Check out our latest picks to spruce up and update the nest.
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(1) Belle & June Geometric Cotton Blanket (2) French Velvet Candle by Hillhouse Naturals (3) Pineapple lamp (4) Heirloom Kitchen Set by Murchison-Hume for goop (5) Hue by Kelly Wearstler (6) Ceramic Bossy Mug by Miss Poppy Design

By Jennifer Rose

A DAY OF BEAUTY WITH LIVELOVESPA.COM

September 18, 2014

244857471,2C6CFDE34742CCA9AFFWe gathered for a day of pampering and relaxation at the celebrity studded Second Annual LIVELOVESPA.COM SPLASH! Media event yesterday at the Spa at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. We along with E!’s Untold Maria Menounos, Scandal’s Bellamy Young and Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Janel Parrish were treated with 30 minute spa and mini treatments from a selection of the most exciting brands within the spa industry. continue reading

Award-Winning Mom Entrepreneurs Launch “Mommy Reset” A free 10-day series to help moms find the health and life balance in work and motherhood

September 14, 2014

The passing of Labor Day marks a new season – Fall 2014 is here and it’s back to school, back to routine, and back to a full busy schedule. Lisa Druxman, founder ofFIT4MOM has joined forces with Mareya Ibrahim, founder of www.EatCleaner.com to share their tips and tricks with those who struggle to find the health and life balance in work and motherhood.  As entrepreneurs and moms themselves, they created the Mommy Reset Challenge, the first free video and email series of it’s kind that will guide women through a 10-day “reset” program.  The challenge launches September 15th, 2014.

Being a mom has always been a full time job but never before has it been so full.  A recent report by the Pew Foundation reveals not only are numbers for working moms up – but that mothers are now the sole or primary income provider in a record 40% of American households with children.[1]  Lisa Druxman and Mareya Ibrahim have created Mommy Reset with a mission to share and teach moms how to kick off back to school and the fall season feeling focused and recharged.

The series is free and easily downloaded to a laptop, iPad or phone with each video being 3 minutes in length.

Step 1:  Press the Reset Button!  Join us and commit the time to reset, recharge and refocus.  Call a friend or 20 and get ready for the ride.

Step 2:  Regain the Focus – The goal with this video is to help live a life with purpose and productivity and rule out the feeling of being too busy or overwhelmed.

Step 3: Prune and Clear The Clutter – Everyone has the same 168 hours in the week.  This video shares how to re-prioritize and ensure we utilize them well.

Step 4: Purge Your Pantry – This video shares what foods to get rid of and how to start making way for the better-for-you items in your pantry – it’s the difference between “phood” and “food!”

Step 5: Fueling with Food – How to plan and prep to eat clean and easy.  This video shares how to serve “fit food fast” and feed your families nourishing food for all to enjoy.

Step 6:  Increase the Activity – This video shares how to be effective with exercise to make every effort count and ultimately, build strength.

Step 7: Be a Mindful Mama: This video is all being present, in the moment, and doing things with intention.  Constantly multi-tasking, you might just miss some of the most important events in life.

Step 8: Put it all into Practice:  Now that you’ve hung with us for the program, you’re ready to put all of these steps into practice.  Hopefully you’re refueled and ready to rock!

Step 9:  Share what You’ve Learned:  Here’s an opportunity to share with others what you’ve achieved with the Mommy Reset.  Pay it forward and encourage others to participate.

Step 10:  Enter the Contest:  Now that you’ve rewarded yourself with the Mommy Reset Challenge, we’re going to bring you even more good stuff.  Watch for the special instructions on how to enter our giveaway for an awesome prize package worth over $500 and other value-added offers.

Sign up for the FREE 10-day Mommy Reset Challenge at fit4mom.com,eatcleaner.com or clicking HERE before September 15th, 2014 to secure their spot. 

Social media followers will be able to share updates and progress at #mommyreset, #fit4mom and #eatcleaner. 

On day 10, participants will receive special instructions on how to enter for a prize package worth over $500.

About Chef Mareya | The Fit Foodie

Chef Mareya is also known as “The Fit Foodie,” a nationally recognized food safety and clean eating expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, television chef, author and inventor.  She is the creator of EatCleaner.com, the premier lifestyle destination for fit food information. Her book “The Clean Eating Handbook” was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner.  She is a contributor to “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman.  She is a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab, eHow.comLivestrong.com and is the local food expert for San Diego Channel 6 News. Her back-page column, “The Fit Foodie”, appears in Edible Orange County Magazine.

Mareya is also active in the community and was the recipient of the 2013 Women Making a Difference Award presented by California Senator Lou Correa for demonstrating extraordinary dedication and contributions to public health and well being. She is also the winner of the World’s Best Technology Gold Prize, and the Disney iParenting Award, and was a finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Newpreneur of the Year Award.

 

About Lisa Druxman | FIT4MOM

Groomed Beauty Crushes

September 13, 2014

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Check out the the beauty products we are currently using and loving right now.

Derma MD Clarifying Wasabi 3 Step Acne Kit
I’ve been using the Wasabi system for the past few weeks and it is wonderful! It’s not harsh or drying on the skin, and all of the products feel refreshing and invigorating while fighting acne. It works! Plus the Wasabi Resurfacing Anti-Acne Pads are perfect for travel.

Bonne Mere Honey Shower Gel by L’Occitane
Just thinking about it makes me smile. This is my new favorite shower gel. It smells so beautiful and sensual, plus it is oh so moisturizing and gentle. I’ve tried many a shower gel, and this is number one on my list.

Derma MD Last Step Daytime Moisturizer
SPF moisturizers are not my fave, but a must have. I typically don’t find ones I fancy, however I have found a rival for Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster. The Derma MD SPF 50 is an awesome, oil-free and silky daytime moisturizer. No white residue, melts right into the skin and fragrance-free? Score!

Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner
Recently, I brought back my signature–a la 9th grade–winged liner look. I honestly feel like I nailed  it better back then than I do now. Oh well, this is a great gel liner for sensitive eyes.  It’s creamy, glides on smooth and easy to wing out with its angle brush. Did I mention it is also vegan and cruelty-free?  You can buy this and other Juice Beauty products at Pharmaca.com.

What’s your current beauty crushes? Sound off in the comments!

by Jennifer Rose

 

Riviera Palm Springs FIT & PHAB Celebrity Wellness Weekend

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Picture 079FIT & PHAB Celebrity Wellness Weekend from November 14-16 at Riviera Palm Springs. In conjunction with Celebrity Trainer Craig Ramsay, Riviera Palm Springs is hosting the ultimate health, fitness and inner peace retreat. Participants will be educated in proper nutrition, participate in a fat-burning Bootcamp class, learn stretching techniques, delve within during meditation and put their best face forward with celeb makeup tips and tricks from Hollywood Stylist Brandon Liberati.

The weekend will kick off Friday evening with a cocktail mixer, from LIVE Magazine, at Riviera Palm Spring’s Bikini Pool. In keeping with the wellness theme, a special low-calorie cocktail will be offered during the event, as well as several giveaways from MPG sport clothing, beauty items, Burn and Build Body nutritional products and travel getaways. Craig Ramsay, who helps sculpt the bodies of Madonna, Julia Roberts and Jessica Lange and will be on hand to meet FIT & PHAB participants and winner of the John Lennon Singer/Songwriter award Kristy Hanson will be performing to get everyone grooving and dancing  – all those cocktail calories will vanish! Saturday and Sunday will be spent centering mind, body and soul. Pool time will also be carved out too – after all – it is a retreat!

FIT & PHAB Celebrity Wellness Weekend Itinerary:

  • Friday
    • Afternoon arrivals
    • Live Magazine cocktail mixer at Bikini Pool at 6:00pm
    • Giveaways will include clothing from MPG, Kiehl’s products, Pure & Simple beauty items, Gaiam yoga mats for all participants, local restaurant gift cards and more
  • Saturday
    • Morning: Healthy breakfast at Circa 59, the resort’s contemporary dining restaurant
    • 9:30am – 10:30am: Bootcamp class led by Craig Ramsay
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Nutrition talk with Rick Dinihanian, owner and founder of Burn & Build Body
    • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Lunch and pool time
    • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Beauty tips with Celebrity Stylist Brandon Liberati
    • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Meditation class with celebrity meditation coach Emily Fletcher
  • Sunday
    • Morning: Healthy breakfast at Circa 59
    • 8:30am – 9:30am: Stretch class led by Craig Ramsay
    • 9:30am – 10:00am: Proper alignment, posture and physical wellness tutorial by Dr. Steven Margolian, owner of Longevity + Health in New York City
    • 10am – Checkout: Relaxation by Bikini pool

Pricing for the FIT & PHAB Celebrity Wellness Weekend starts at US$750.00, based on double occupancy for the full weekend, which includes: access to the Live Magazine party, entry to all classes and events, accommodations in a Mediterranean Junior Suite, daily $50.00 Resort Credit, and 25% off one spa treatment. For $100/person, non-hotel guests and locals are also welcome to attend classes.